Oce and Canon Fulfill Growing Mobile Workforce Needs for Cloud-based Scan, Forms Access and Print Solutions

TRUMBULL, Conn., May 8, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — �Oce, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, now offers a robust portfolio of web, cloud-based and mobile print solutions that enable users to scan, view and print documents via the cloud, access forms stored on a web server and print from mobile devices.

 

"Corporations are faced with increasing requirements to support the consumerization of IT within their workplace as more workers use their own mobile devices at work to access and collaborate on documents," said John Reilly, President, Oce North America, Document Printing Systems. "The challenge of how to provide easy-to-use, productive and secure solutions, including the ability to print from mobile devices, can be daunting. Oce offers a variety of Canon solutions to meet these challenges and user needs."

For convenient access to cloud-based documents, Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE enables a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system to connect directly to Google Docs or Microsoft SharePoint Online. With this solution, a user can access their Microsoft SharePoint Online and Google Docs accounts directly at the front panel display of a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system. Documents can then be seamlessly scanned to, retrieved from, viewed and printed from Google Docs or SharePoint Online with a few simple touches on the MFP's front panel display. As a result, collaboration and productivity are improved as workers can access these document repositories from virtually anywhere in the enterprise that an imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP is located.

"Canon U.S.A. is pleased to offer the Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE software to Oce customers to help address the demand for round-the-clock access to important documents by mobile workers," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A.  "As cloud technology matures, the innovative hardware and carefully engineered software applications of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems product line make them ideal products for cloud applications."

To enable customers to mitigate the maintenance of constantly stocking and updating regularly used forms, Oce's Form Central provides users access to a centrally located form repository. Form Central was created, using the Canon MFP web access solution, to enable users to access web-based form libraries containing their most commonly used forms, download the forms they need and print them on demand. Browsing the forms library and selecting the needed form is done through the operator panel and user interface of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP. With Form Central, the burden of managing forms is greatly reduced and the waste of unused printed forms is eliminated since the most current version is always available and only printed when needed.

To allow users to print from smart phones, tablets or other mobile devices, EFI PrintMe enables users to submit print jobs through the web by sending an email with or without an attachment to Email Contact. Once the print job is submitted to Email Contact, a unique six-digit Document ID is returned to the user and the job is held securely on EFI's PrintMe Service. By entering the unique Document ID, the user can access and print at any imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP that has the EFI PrintMe MEAP application installed, thereby improving information access and productivity.

For users looking to manage their own mobile print solution with the highest level of security, uniFLOW v5.1 is a print management/output management and workflow application that can fit any environment. As a mobile print solution, documents sent from a user via the uniFLOW iPhone app, a webpage or email (via any smartphone) can be retrieved at any uniFLOW-enabled MFP or printer either by logging in and releasing the document or releasing the document via the iPhone app or from a mobile webpage via any smartphone. uniFLOW v5.1's mobile print solution that is included with uniFLOW base server, coupled with the Statistics module, offers robust reporting to track user activity. When used with imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express, companies have the added ability to archive each printed and scanned job for a secure audit trail and this combination of the solutions allows administrators to set up email notifications when a predetermined keyword is printed, scanned, faxed, copied or sent. This capability helps mitigate and identify the source of crucial information leaks as they occur. Administrators can also use the uniFLOW system to search the full text of all documents that have passed through an organization's imaging devices in any form by storing processed jobs within a document management system such as Microsoft SharePoint. uniFLOW v5.1 is also able to stop printing or scanning when it detects unauthorized printing or scanning of highly confidential files. With Canon's uniFLOW application, users receive top-of-the-line security, tracking/reporting, increased productivity and convenience in a modular package.

Availability
All of the above solutions are available now from Oce. Oce's sales and professional service teams are standing by to assist with site assessments and implement solutions that will seamlessly guide a company's evolution to the latest technology. For more information, please contact your local Oce North America, a Canon Group Company sales representative or visit www.oceusa.com.

About Oce

Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Oce offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Oce is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.  Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. For more information, visit www.oce.com.

Oce and Canon: Stronger together

In 2010 Oce joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at www.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011* and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

*Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Oce North America




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